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Bellingham, WA 98226
USA

360-647-3395

True North Textiles is a boutique weaving studio producing original rugs that experiment with contemporary color and texture while remaining reverent to time-honored traditions. We specialize in working closely with designers and homeowners to develop palettes and patterns that integrate effortlessly and beautifully into interior design schemes. Our rugs are made in America

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Striped Action

Amy Tyson

We can do stripes. 

We've been working on these custom runners, based on a gold sample from our predecessor, Lark Textile.

Inspiration stripe sample

Inspiration stripe sample

We wove a few options, mixing all kinds of shades. But they like #1, minus the bright blue.

Approved client sample.

Approved client sample.

Sarah weaving one of the striped runners

Sarah weaving one of the striped runners

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4 Striped Runners.

4 Striped Runners.

Striped Runners

Striped Runners

How to custom color

Amy Tyson

We can do all kinds of custom color but sometimes it helps to start with a favorite sample and make adjustments.

This client had a cream and blue sample of ours, FWT-33 Coast (below left).  She wanted to replace the blue with purple accents. She gave us paint chips, fabrics and poms so we could not only match the purple she wanted but also the neutral tones in the room.

The winner was Option 2 with it's cool tones. 

FWT-33 Coast

FWT-33 Coast

3 different options.

3 different options.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Weaving the Twill. By alternating 3 shuttles of yarn, we can create a little accent of purple.

In the photo below, you can see the purple dominant group just above Aurora's shoulder. One shuttle has no purple and the 3rd shuttle( in the foreground) has just one thin purple and the rest are cream and white.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Aurora weaving FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Here's the finished rug that came in at 6'3" x 9'0" on our shop floor. The colors combine to create a nice hazy feeling.

Finished 6'3" x 9'0" . FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.

Finished 6'3" x 9'0" . FWT - 33. Twill in custom colors.